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Archive for 'Training'

Water Safety for Dogs

June 16, 2015

Just because there is a swimming stroke called “doggie paddle,” it is often assumed that all dogs know how to swim and are competent swimmers. Wrong! This is not the case at all. Dogs can get into difficulties and drown in the same way that children­ – and adults – can without proper safety precautions in place. Of course some breeds are more water-born that…  

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3 Ways to Help Calm Dogs with Thunderstorm Anxiety

June 11, 2015

It can be heartbreaking to watch: Even before the first clap of thunder, otherwise well-behaved dogs begin to pace, pant, cling to their owners, or hide in the closet. In severe cases, they’ll claw through drywall, chew carpets, or break through windows in their escalating panic. It is unknown why some dogs become afraid of noises such as thunder. The fear can soon become a phobia, which…  

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National Dog Bite Prevention Week

May 18, 2015

Super Smiley, blog dog, here with the news that May 17-23 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. Why do we need a week like that? There are 70 million dogs in the United States, and more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year with children being the most likely to be bitten and severely injured. Even the most trusted dog can bite…  

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National Puppy Day and 8 Puppy “Starter” Tips!

March 23, 2015

Today is National Puppy Day! Founded by Colleen Paige in 2006, and held on March 23 annually, National Puppy Day was created to “celebrate the unconditional love and joy that puppies bring to our lives and to raise awareness about the horrors of puppy mills.” Colleen’s goal is to have 10,000 puppies adopted from shelters and rescues on National Puppy Day, and their official motto…  

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